Friday, September 30, 2016

New Character -- Princess Elena of Avalor

Someone new has joined the Disney Princess ranks, and she's got us here at Fire Pixie super excited! It's Princess Elena, the oldest princess of the Kingdom of Avalor, next in line for the throne, and Disney's first Latina princess!

After saving her magical kingdom from an evil sorceress, Elena must now learn to rule as the crown Princess. With the heart and mind of a true leader, she is devoted to the welfare of her subjects, her family, and her friends, and values keeping promises above all else. A wizard-in-training and a magical flying creature join Elena in adventures that will lead her to truly understand that her new role requires thoughtfulness, resilience, and compassion.

Our very own Sarah & Avdeep have been busy putting together their Elena costumes, and they're all ready to go, so visit our website & fill out our rate request form to invite Elena to your upcoming party!

Friday, September 23, 2016

Party Snack Ideas: Spiderman Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Such a great idea for a Spiderman themed party! These red velvet whoopie pies are super easy to make, and would look great on a Spiderman themed snack table. Use melted white chocolate to decorate your pies with webs, or even make a little Spiderman mask!

What you'll need:
  • 1 box Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 box chocolate instant pudding
  • 2 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 7oz jar of marshmallow creme
  • 1 8oz package of creme cheese (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Melted white chocolate (for decorating)

Follow along with Popsugar Food's great tutorial to make your own: 

Friday, September 9, 2016

Party Craft Ideas -- DIY Harry Potter Wands

Here's a great party giveaway idea for your Harry Potter themed party: chopstick wands! They're super quick and easy to make, and you'll save a bundle on party favors. Make them in advance and give one to each party guest, and invite your own Harry Potter entertainer to teach them how to use them! 

What you'll need: 

  • 15" bamboo cooking chopsticks (like these ones)
  • Assorted colors of brown acrylic paint
  • Foam brushes
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks (about 2 sticks per wand, to be safe)
  • Glossy spray paint

Remember, each wand is a little different, so don't be afraid to get creative! Follow along with this great step-by-step guide from Boxy Colonial

Friday, August 26, 2016

Party Snack Ideas - Minion Cupcakes

Having a Minions themed party? Here's another great idea for your snack table from Nerdy Nummies. These Minion cupcakes are super easy to make, and they're oh-so-cute!

What you'll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, (spooned and leveled)
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas)
  • 2 large eggs
  • Twinkies (one package will make 4 cupcakes)
  • Smarties
  • Black decorating icing
  • White creamy frosting
  • Blue food coloring
Use Martha Stewart's Banana Cupcake recipe to make the base, then follow along with Rosanna to "Minionize" them. :) 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Party Game Ideas - Panning for Gold

Having a Cowboy or Toy Story themed party? This super simple party game is a great way to keep your little Buckaroos laughing and having fun until your Cowboy entertainer arrives!

What you'll need:

  • a kiddie pool
  • aluminum pie pans
  • rocks
  • gold spray paint
  • sand (enough to fill the pool just over half way)
  • buckets for collecting gold

First, you'll want to spray paint your rocks gold a couple days before the event to be sure they're 100% dry on the day. Then, poke holes in your aluminum pans with a hammer and nail, just big enough to let sand slip through. Fill your kiddie pool just over half way with sand water (for older kids, add a few extra inches of water, for a bit more of a challenge), and bury your "gold" throughout. Have the kids use the pie pans as the sifting pans to scoop up a pile of sand and rocks. Move the pan from side to side emptying out the pan to reveal if there are any gold nuggets. No hands allowed - kids must only use their pans, and whoever discovers the most gold nuggets wins! Or, you can even set up a mini trading post, where kids can exchange their nuggets for prizes or candy. 

Friday, July 22, 2016

Party Craft Ideas: Build An Olaf

Such a great idea for a Frozen themed party! Have each of your party guests build their very own Olaf -- and keep them busy until your Elsa, Anna, or Kristoff arrive. ;) 

Here's what you'll need: 

  • Foam plates
  • Felt in black, white, and orange
  • Brown construction paper
  • Glue runner or glue dots
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Yarn
  • Medium sized box with a flap lid 
  • Paint or wrapping paper (to decorate the box)

And here's the step-by-step instructions from A Million Moments

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Party Snack Ideas - Captain America Cake

Nerdy Nummies has so many great ideas for party snacks, no matter what your theme, and this red, white and blue cake would be perfect for a Captain America party!

What you'll need:

  • 2 round 8 inch baking pans
  • 1 frosting spreader
  • 1 cake leveler
  • 1 pastry mat
  • 1 star cookie cutter
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 4 eggs (whites only)
  • 1 container cream cheese frosting
  • Red & blue food coloring
  • 1 blue fondant
  • 1 white fondant

Follow along with Rosanna and Davis from Nerdy Nummies to make your own!